Youth practitioners in the spotlight – the pioneering programme putting workforce wellbeing first

15 September 2023

Time to focus on you!

We cannot help others without exercising self care, so it is essential that everyone working with children and young people prioritises their own wellbeing. The incessant rise in complex mental health needs among young people, in turn demands increasing levels of mental resilience in the frontline workers delivering life-changing support. 

Starting on the 27th September 2023, Oxfordshire Youth is partnering with The Prudence Trust to offer a fantastic Youth Practitioner Wellbeing Programme fully focussed on developing and uplifting youth practitioners in Oxfordshire. To ensure maximum equality of opportunity, the course is fully funded, meaning participants receive over £2000 of training for free! Find out more about the course here and to join us sign up here, grab one of the few remaining places and give yourself the gift of time to explore, learn, connect and grow. 

Eight 90 minute Wellbeing Sessions

Starting on Wednesday 27th September, fortnightly sessions will take place at Oxfordshire Youth, 4400 Nash Court, John Smith Drive, Oxford OX4 2RU at 10:00am – 11:30am and will focus on :

1. Forming positive boundaries

2. Managing your mind

3. Self-care

4. Being on-purpose and identifying your strengths

5. Understanding the window of tolerance

6. Understanding your nervous system

7. T.R.E. – trauma release exposure

8. Transformational breathwork

Six specialist training days

Choose from specialist training sessions based on complex needs: Youth Mental Health, First Aid course (two days), Non-violent communication, Trauma-informed care, Self-harm, Suicide prevention, The impact of social media.

Peer-to-peer networking and support meetings

A superb opportunity to meet in informal settings and create your own peer-to-peer network. 

If you believe that you or any other youth practitioners within Oxfordshire would benefit from this programme then please share our sign up link with them. And if you would like to discuss any aspect of the programme, please contact Sam Claxton, Oxfordshire Youth’s Youth Sector Wellbeing Coordinator Tel: 07727169535 Email:

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